Ge-Lawn Guyn's wait is over.
The 6'3" junior guard from Scott County (Ky.) H.S. has been in frequent contact with IU assistant coach Roshown McLeod, but he's been waiting on IU Coach Tom Crean to come see him play in person. That opportunity came on Sunday, when Crean traveled to Kentucky to watch Guyn and his high school teammate Chad Jackson work out.
With that hurdle complete, Guyn is hoping he'll soon be able to add Indiana to his list of scholarship offers.
"That would be real big," Guyn said. "It would be a real nice one to have under my belt."
With scholarship offers from Western Kentucky and Charlotte already to his credit, Guyn is hoping some bigger names like Indiana are ready to follow suit. In addition to the Hoosiers, Louisville and Arizona have also been keeping tabs on him and have suggested they might be close to offering as well.
Whether it's IU Coach Tom Crean, Louisville's Rick Pitino or new Arizona Coach Sean Miller, there's plenty to like about Guyn's game. He's a long, physical point guard who is as good of a rebounder as you're going to find at the position. While he's at his best offensively attacking the rim or taking a smaller defender inside, he's also capable of knocking down the open perimeter shot.
He did those things well enough this past season to help lead Scott County H.S. to a 28-3 record, including a 24-game winning streak late in the season. That win streak and Scott County's season ended with a 68-67 loss to Lexington Catholic in the regional final, with Guyn capping his junior season with a 31-point effort in contest.
McLeod has seen Guyn's abilities first hand, and the IU assistant has told Guyn he'd be a good fit in the Hoosiers' system.
"He sees me fitting in pretty well there, running the point, getting everyone involved, being an athletic kid who he could see running the show," Guyn said.
Guyn, meanwhile, has seen plenty of things he likes about Indiana and Crean as well. While he knows the Hoosiers struggled to a 6-25 mark this past season, he's seen enough from Crean's Marquette teams to know what kind of players Crean likes and the system he wants to utilize in Bloomington.
"I know they're going to pick the program up in the next couple of years," Guyn said. "I like Coach Crean's style. I watched him when he had Dwyane Wade, and he likes to get up and down the floor. When he gets the athletes, he'll be able to do that."
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